A Barbecue Benefit for Melanie Shell will be held at Tipton Hill School on September 21st from 11:00am-8:00pm. Melanie, age 43, of Mitchell County was diagnosed with colon cancer in December of 2012, and is still battling it. She is currently going through chemotherapy, and, as everyone knows, it's not very cheap. Financial donations can be made at United Community Banks in the account name "Melanie's Benefit". Other donations can be made by contacting Sharon Barnett at 828-688-1925, Anna Street at 828-688-4748, Tammy Miller at 828-688-2727, or Rev. David Garland at 828-284-6523. To stay updated "like" Benefit for Melanie Shell on Facebook.